Las Vegas Raiders salary cap breakdown ahead of training camp

With some downtime before they hit the grind of training camp in July, the Las Vegas Raiders have a golden opportunity to spruce up their roster, which still has a few mysteries on both offense and defense.

One promising avenue for enhancement is through free agency, where GM Tom Telesco finds himself with ample financial firepower. According to Over the Cap, the Raiders boast a hefty $34.09 million in cap space, ranking fifth highest in the NFL.


This figure received a significant boost after June 1, following the liberation of funds from the departure of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Now, the Raiders can splash out without hesitation if they decide to bolster their squad with one or more new signings.

With just under a month left before camp kicks off, here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the Raiders’ salary cap situation. This includes insights into their major cap hits, positional expenditures, rankings, and more. Salary cap data is sourced from Over the Cap, while special teams figures come from Spotrac.

In other words, the Raiders have both the means and the motive to make some big moves before the action ramps up again. Keep an eye out for who might be joining the Silver and Black before the season kicks off!


Raiders Salary Cap Breakdown

Cap Space

$34.09 million (5th)

Biggest Cap Hits

  1. DE Maxx Crosby: $30.4 million
  2. WR Davante Adams: $25.3 million
  3. LT Kolton Miller: $15.6 million
  4. DT Christian Wilkins: $10.3 million
  5. WR Jakobi Meyers: $9.4 million
  6. QB Gardner Minshew: $8 million
  7. S Marcus Epps: $7.2 million
  8. C Andre James: $6.2 million
  9. DE Tyree Wilson: $5.6 million
  10. LB Robert Spillane: $5.3 million

Dead Money

  1. DE Chandler Jones: $12.2 million
  2. WR Hunter Renfrow: $5.5 million
  3. QB Jimmy Garoppolo: $4.2 million
  4. QB Brian Hoyer: $2.6 million
  5. DE Jerry Tillery: $1.8 million
  6. C Andre James: $1.4 million
  7. CB Marcus Peters: $652,000
  8. DL Neil Farrell Jr.: $360,152
  9. DL Matthew Butler: $134,480

Total: $29.5 million (15th)

Positional Spending and Rankings

Quarterback: $10.7 million (26th)

Running Back: $7.6 million (24th)

Wide Receiver: $44.9 million (5th)

Tight End: $11.5 million (18th)

Offensive Line: $38.5 million (24th)

Entire Offense: $113.3 million (22nd)

Interior Defensive Line: $20.8 million (21st)

EDGE: $43.7 million (2nd)

Linebacker: $12.4 million (24th)

Cornerback: $15.4 million (28th)

Safety: $15.9 million (14th)

Entire Defense: $108.4 million (15th)

Kicker: $4.65 million (10th)

Punter: $3.52 million (6th)

Long snapper: $1.13 million (26th)